The Delta State Government, led by Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, has guaranteed citizens that they will have appropriate security before, during, and after the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The guarantee came from the Delta State Director General of Security, Hon. David Tonwe, during a press conference in Asaba on Wednesday.
In his opinion, the collaboration between Operation Delta Hawk and other security agencies, particularly the Police, Army, Directorate of Security Services, Navy, Airforce, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, as well as the Road Safety Corps, has made the state an uninhabitable environment for criminals to conduct their activities.
Tonwe praised Governor Okowa for providing the most comprehensive assistance to Operation Delta Hawk in the one year since the operation’s inception.
He claimed that timely information provided by stakeholders had resulted in the arrest and punishment of hoodlums and other criminals.
He also appealed for the normal collaboration of Deltans in order to keep the state safe for everyone.
On the Abavo/Umutu/Eku route, Tonwe said his troops were already on high alert to guarantee that no commuter, tourist, or businessperson in any area of Delta was robbed or kidnapped by miscreants, as well as other flashpoints where thieves laid siege at odd hours.
He stated that, in terms of security, Operation Delta Hawk will cover the Sapele and entire Okpe areas, as well as the Oghara, Mosogar, and Jesse axis, before Christmas.
It is his firm belief that no effort will be spared in order to provide appropriate policing in Ughelli, Udu, Effurun, Uvwie, and their surrounds.
He issued a warning to individuals who aid and abet criminal activity, warning them to desist or prepare to face the consequences of their actions.
Different security agencies in the state, according to Tonwe, have come up with measures to ensure free flow of traffic at the Asaba Bridge head and other regions of the state where vehicular activity is high during the festival season.